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Devin Rose interviews author Harry Brelsford about the Pocket MBA system. Time to level-up and improve your business skills.

Admittedly the economic recovery is ahead of plan with strong job gains and other measures. With increased hiring across the board, it’s time to revisit and rethink how work works.

The Backup Bible for MSPs is a free eBook written by veteran IT professional and content writer Eric Siron. Download your free copy now. The following is a foreword for the book written by SMB Nation Founder and CEO Harry Brelsford.

Legislation and regulations are consistently changing.    With IT being a hot topic, with cybersecurity,  many believe that regulation and legislation are coming to the MSP community.  Rayanne Buchianico has joined forces with Karl Palachuk and many other IT professionals, to get involved and influence legislators to transform the industry into a profession.

When we look back over the years there have been many changes to technology and the IT channel.  From break/fix to cloud computing, and in between the industry has seen some vast changes.   With all of these changes many MSPs have had to evolve all parts of their business from operations, to sales, and even marketing.

One thing that many of us learned during the pandemic is that human beings are social and need interaction with others. Despite the quick pivot of doing business, and life virtually, many people are anxious to get back in the saddle of in-person meetings and conferences.

With the huge transition to cloud technologies over the past couple years, there are some major opportunities for MSPs.  Alex Fields breaks down his three top opportunities MSPs should be looking into.  The first opportunity Alex shares with us is modernizing and management.  T

Unfortunately, due to the increased rates of COVID in the United States IAITAM has decided to postpone its 2021 conference and Nashville.  IAITAMs number one concern is to keep their members and employees safe and in order to do so felt it was best to cancel. Although, they canceled their conference in October they are already gearing up for May in Las Vegas.  With the theme Peace, Love & Asset Management they are hoping you dust off your bell bottoms and join them.

The next generation of Windows, Windows 11 was announced in June.  Although, we do not know the exact release (some speculate October of 2021)  you can download the first Windows 11 Insider Preview build today. This build has some new features, such as widgets, snap layouts, virtual desktops, getting android app support, a new store and more. 

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As our industry enters the 3rd wave of the cloud, it's both an exciting and a challenging time to be an MSP focused on the cloud. Partners are seeing even higher volumes of cloud adoption, a differentiated focus on security and the mainstreaming of hybrid work models. Accelerated SMB demand in this wave will also drive ITSPs to rapidly expand cloud support, administration and data protection models.